• SPE Drilling Engineering Award

    02 February 2021 Society of Petroleum Engineers
    The SPE Drilling Engineering award was established in 1984 and recognises outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of drilling engineering techn ...
  • Total Tapped as Industry’s Top Explorer

    04 November 2020 Journal Petroleum Technology
    French major Total has been named the upstream industry’s most-admired explorer in Wood Mackenzie’s annual survey of more than 200 senior business leaders and experts in the upstream sector. 
  • Weatherford and Safe Influx To Combine Technologies in New Agreement

    28 October 2020 Journal Petroleum Technology
    Weatherford International and an Aberdeen-based startup called Safe Influx have agreed to co-market their respective managed-pressure-drilling (MPD) and automated well control technologies. The comple ...
  • ExxonMobil Marks 18th Subsea Discovery Offshore Guyana

    28 October 2020 Journal Petroleum Technology
    The string of successful exploration wells offshore Guyana continues for ExxonMobil which announced today its 18th discovery. The well was drilled in the massive Stabroek field that comprises 6.6 mill ...
  • Pending final approval, it will become the most restrictive setback for new oil and gas wells in the US. The COGCC passed a measure on Monday that will be followed by a final vote on 1 November, which ...
  • Schlumberger and Thermal Energy Partners To Create STEP Energy

    27 August 2020 Journal Petroleum Technology
    Schlumberger New Energy and Thermal Energy Partners (TEP), an Austin-based geothermal energy development firm, announced on 27 August that they have entered into an agreement to create STEP Energy, a ...
  • Norway Opens New Realms of Arctic Oil Exploration

    24 June 2020 Journal Petroleum Technology
    Norway is planning a major expansion of oil exploration in the arctic, adding a second licensing round set for approval this fall. To further its ambition to build a new oil province in its arctic reg ...
  • Wintershall Dea Makes Third Oil Discovery in Less Than a Month

    11 May 2020 Journal Petroleum Technology
    Independent natural gas and oil company Wintershall Dea and its license partners have made significant oil discoveries on the Polok and the Chinwol prospects in Block 29 offshore Mexico, just 12 km ap ...
  • A Drilling Automation Idea a Driller Could Appreciate

    31 March 2020 Journal of Petroleum Technology
    When ranking drilling skills, job coding is going to be low on the list.
  • ExxonMobil’s rig automation experiment is accelerating, with plans to push the number of rigs in the system from three to nine.
  • Equinor Strikes Oil at New North Sea Discovery

    02 March 2020 Journal Petroleum Technology
    Equinor and its partner Neptune Energy report this week that they have drilled two successful exploratory wells in the North Sea. Known as the Sigrun East prospect, the greenfield is estimated to hold ...
  • Transocean's Backlog Signals A Deepwater Revival

    19 February 2020 Journal Petroleum Technology
    The deepwater drilling business may finally be coming out of a 5-year coma.
  • Lundin Petroleum Joins Decarbonization Movement With a Name Change

    27 January 2020 Journal of Petroleum Technology
    Lundin Petroleum announced this week it aims to become carbon neutral by 2030, joining a growing cadre of European-based oil and gas companies making similar commitments. The Swedish oil and gas compa ...
  • Norway Awards Most Licenses Ever in New Round

    15 January 2020 Journal of Petroleum Technology
    Norway's energy ministry on 15 January awarded 83 production licenses in the North, Norwegian, and Barents Seas to 33 firms, topping the country's year-old record of most licenses awarded in a round.
  • Oil and Gas Discoveries Reach Four-Year High in 2019: Rystad

    14 January 2020 Journal of Petroleum Technology
    A total of 12.2 billion BOE was discovered worldwide in 2019'the highest volume in 4 years, according to Rystad Energy, with offshore regions dominating the list of new deposits. Twenty-six discoverie ...
  • Equinor Plans to Eliminate Norwegian Carbon Emissions

    07 January 2020 Journal of Petroleum Technology
    By 2050, Equinor expects its Norwegian offshore fields to have no net greenhouse gas emissions while still producing about half as much oil and gas.
  • Norway Confronts Leading-Edge E&P Issues

    15 December 2017 Journal of Petroleum Technology
    Lill Harriet Brusdal is vice president Petroleum Technology and Competence with Statoil, located in Bergen, Norway. Previously, she was a health, safety, and environment manager with the company. As c ...

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